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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's budget proposal includes a compromise to raise more revenue from expanded bar and restaurant hours.

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D.C Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (left) confers with fellow council members Tommy Wells (center) and Jack Evans. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (above) says he is "not jumping up and down about any increase in taxes and fees" to close the city's budget gap. Council aide Juan Gray (left) collects small toy houses that say "Kids need homes" placed by protesters Monday in the council chamber before they were told to leave. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Mayor Vincent L. Gray has said he thinks a recall effort against him and Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown is "ill-advised." (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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As D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announces the results of the city's 2011 audit during a press conference at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and Natwar M. Gandhi, chief financial officer of the District, sit behind a chart showing the history of the District's surplus and bond rating. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, D.C. Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown and Council member Vincent B. Orange look at portraits of New Hampshire revolutionaries that hang in the main hall of the New Hampshire State House, Concord, N.H., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Political activists have started a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. What's up with that? "[The activists] should find out what the problem is first. If they're ousted from office, you may just pass the problem on to the new person." Derrick Williams, 27, Capitol Hill, sales

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Political activists have started a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. What's up with that? "I don't know much about it, but if it's founded, sure." Brad Wells, 27, Capitol Hill, consultant

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Political activists have started a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. What's up with that? "If it's founded, sure, the money [from Mr. Brown's re-election committee] was a big waste that should have gone to public schools. Katie Test, 27, Capitol Hill, public relations

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AIMING HIGHER: D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will introduce a bill that requires all students to apply to at least one college as a way "to do better for themselves." (The Washington Times)

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Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown is organizing the trip of District officials to New Hampshire to try to gain support for D.C. statehood. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (center) is seated between Committee on Government Operations Chairman Muriel Bowser (left) and council member David A. Catania (right) during a committee hearing in which a wide-ranging ethics-reform bill was advanced to the full council.

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Alyce Dixon, who served at a military post office in France during World War II, speaks with Kwame R. Brown (left), chairman of the D.C. Council, and Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), the city's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony Thursday at the District of Columbia War Memorial. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson continues to use her predecessor's IMPACT teacher-evaluation program, which D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown says would not be affected by his proposals to give top teachers incentives to work at low-ranked schools. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown wants to give top-rated teachers a $10,000 bonus and other incentives to work in low-performing schools. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (The Washington Times)